RANDOM THOUGHTS TGI— END OF THE YEAR!
Here’s a dump of what’s in my brain… hang on people!
For about 5 years I’ve been doing a one word goal to inspire me all year. A simple laser focus. We have too many goals, too many dreams… a one word gets you on track all year!
To learn more go here: http://www.jongordon.com/positive-tip-your-word.html
This year I chose: LEARN (actually if you pray on reflect it ends up choosing you!)
I hope to say this line about a million times: “What can you teach me?”
If I can learn… I need to SHUT UP and listen. I need to take good notes. I need to ask good questions. I need to dig deeper beyond, “how ya’ doin…” And If we do this right, as I learn I can gain wisdom and thus use it as a boomerang effect to TEACH and inspire!
I told this to the the team I coach basketball to recently. I forgot who I got this from.
“YOUR DREAMS HAVE TO MATCH YOUR WORK. If they DON’T then either, change your dreams, or change your work!”
I just worked with a sales person that wants to make $100,000 in commissions a year before the age of 35! Awesome goal! However, as I worked with that person… I realized they were not doing the work (YES THEY WERE WORKING HARD) but not really do THE SMART WORK to get there. As I told that person, you worked harder on a deadline for a college project, pulled all nighters, etc… to get a B+ then you are to earn this money! I put it this way, which worked for that person… YOU ARE HOLDING A WINNING LOTTERY TICKET (what you could make in commissions in the next 5 or 10 years)… ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS EARN IT!!!
HARD FOCUS WORK…ALSO GIVES YOU CONFIDENCE!
How many deliveries is Andy Rettler up to? 13 on his garage! 13!
Also, how many $$ of special order RETURNS OF vinyl siding to Wausau Supply did we do this year? (one product category… one vendor)… OVER $100,000! WE MUST DO BETTER AND WE WILL!
We simply CAN NOT order SPECIAL ORDER exterior products off a plan… it’s gotten too complicated. EXTERIOR TRIM WALKS WILL BE STANDARD AND REQUIRED for ALL in the next 90 days as we work out the details! YES! BETTER!
Hot take: You are not sure if there is a God. Maybe this is all just like Santa Claus. Fine that’s your opinion… however, tell me this… If there is no God…. who was Jesus… (he really existed it is in tons of historical documents far beyond the Bible… it is how we keep time) based on this man… a man that had no wealth, no power, no followers, no army…SO TELL ME WHO WAS HE?… Just some raving lunatic? And after his death… why were his followers willing to DIE to spread his message if he really didn’t rise from the dead? Only explanation is they were plain lunatics… but why would they risk EVERYTHING for a man that was dead? ODD RIGHT?… That’s my faith. Also…faith is beautiful… it is something that has no 100%.. reason… no logical answer… and that’s incredible.
Exercise… Honestly, the happiest people I know… do some form of exercise. Don’t have time? I call BULLSHIT. Get up earlier, go to bed earlier. How effective are any of you the last two hours you are awake.? I know a few of you are night owls… and good for you.. but for the vast majority of us… we veg out on phones, or tv on the couch for HOURS instead of going to bed and getting up early. I wake up between 4 and 4:30am most days. Get it.
And for you operational cats, a good quote from Norway…. “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes!” THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO OUTSIDE.
Keith Batenhorst has given me a few golden nuggets… here is a recent one…
“NEVER SAY NEVER. NEVER SAY ALWAYS!”
How true, we have guidelines, we have processes and procedures, but think in terms of this…
“Tribe of Mentors” by Tim Ferris…
When faced with a problem… say this: “WHAT WOULD THIS LOOK LIKE IF IT WAS EASY?!”
That’s awesome. We tend to focus on problems with difficult, layered solutions…which leads to 1. no decision or indecision 2. complicated layered solutions. Both are BARF! But what if it was easy… could lead to quick answers… and SIMPLE solutions! LOVE IT!
Oh…here’s one last little thing.
STOP. Pick something you are going to STOP doing in 2018. Why say you are gonna do more…! I know you are already busy. STOP doing something. At work, home… life. STOP. STOP. STOP. That for many… will be HARDER than ADDING STUFF! STOP!
Can’t wait to learn from you!
— – Joel Fleischman. Joel is Head Coach of the solution providers for Drexel Building Supply. (drexelteam). You can follow him on twitter: @JoelmFleischman. Our mission is to be a supplier of others happiness. I hope this little post did just that.